Snow snow snow, Lofoten islands 2013
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Learning how to ski...

My plans to write more articles before my next trip have been put on hold due to a broken computer. A flashing question mark folder on an iMac screen… Not a good sign. Temporarily I am using my Toshiba laptop, but it is less convenient especially…
Hay-on-Wye, Booth's Bookshop
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Hay-on-Wye: Town of Books and much more

It was a gloomy day in Wales yesterday. I could hear the rain drops hitting my windows with a great force. The wind sounded like a wounded giant dog howling endlessly. It made me think back about when and why I moved to the Welsh countryside… Well,…
Temple Bar by night, Dublin

Dublin - the City of Fun

  My last trip to Ireland was more than 10 years ago. I spent most of my time there on the West Coast which is very beautiful, with some remote places where you could catch a bus only twice a week (like Dingle Peninsula, thank you…
Fighting the wind in my favourite soft shell, winter in Brecon Beacons

Winter Sunrises on Pen y Fan

I talked about big adventures in my last post, how inspired I was by Leo Houlding’s story. But I think that we can all define what adventure means to us and we can set ourselves some challenges on a much smaller scale. Winter is coming,…
Leo Houlding at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, November 2013

Inspired by a true story - Leo Houlding

I have been sick for quite a few days now, not lady-like symptoms so I won’t go into much detail. A while ago my friends and I had bought tickets for yesterday’s  presentation by the climber Leo Houlding. I was not 100% sure if I could…
Svolvaer

Very subjective guide on "city life" in Lofoten

Some people expect certain standards (like opportunities to eat out, drink and have fun) when travelling. Lofoten islands would not be this type of destination and the Italian guys from my other post learnt the lesson about it. It doesn’t…
Fishermen catching herring near Stamsund, Lofoten islands

Stamsund hostel (gossips from Lofoten islands)

After a long long journey (which felt almost like going through 7 seas and 7 mountains…and it requires a separate post) I finally got to the beautiful Lofoten islands end of August. One day my companion sprained his ankle (apparently because…
Bodø, Norway

Two flights and a ferry ride

I am getting ready for my journey to Lofoten. I have finally packed and got organised after quite an eventful day at work. I have helped to rescue a lost walker with 4 dogs and almost got lost on the way back. I usually worry a bit before my…
Hennigsvær

Going to Lofoten islands again! Part 2

I’m getting more and more excited about my upcoming Lofoten trip. I mentioned before how special the islands became to me, and now looking at the photos, I somehow know why I want to go back... My trip starts on Monday, I travel to the hotel…

Brecon Jazz festival 2013

Last weekend was all about Brecon Jazz festival. I really love this event and have been going almost every year since I discovered it a few years ago. Brecon on its own is worth visiting, it is a very nice cathedral town on the edge of Brecon…
Reinebringen

Going to Lofoten again! Part 1

We all have places we had visited once and since then they have made us want to come back often times. Lofoten islands seem to have this influence on me, always on my mind when thinking about my next trip destination (even if my always cold…

Pembrokesire Coast Path

  The sunny and hot weather is not a common occurrence in Wales so I decided to spend one of the July weekends in Pembrokeshire. As I am not much of a “lying-on-the-beach-and-doing-nothing” person I thought I could walk some…